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Toryu

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  1. Contenders for the type in the background to the far right: Mansyu Ki-79 - a Nakajima Ki-27 derivative, a much smaller airplane with dihedral starting at the wing root, no spinner. Mitsubishi Ki-51 - has a narrower front opening with a much larger spinner that closes off most of it. Mitsubishi Ki-15-II - is a possibility, but again a larger spinner and therefore less open at the front. The best match is the Tachikawa Ki-36 - it does have a small air scoop under the cowling and by enlarging the referenced picture a blop appears at the location of the machine gun tube outlet. Information and comparative front pictures at R.J. Francillon 'Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War'
  2. Coming back to the initial question. The aircraft in the background is a Ki-36 'Ida'.
  3. @dogsbody @72modeler I‘d say it‘s 1/48 because the flaps look as from the kit (?). Interesting model anyway. It got the bottom window from the early F4U-1, the bomb pylon from the -1A and the step in the flap from the -1D. Very nicely finished, though.
  4. Very well done, and correct ID stripes - bravo! With all fabric control surfaces in grey-green it would be perfect, but that's no issue here as your model looks superb.
  5. This one is quite good, too, when you search for codes, plane names or pilot names: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft?search=4317926&type=&airforce=&group=
  6. Looks superb. It gives an idea of the transition from F-84 to F-105.
  7. J-W, I don't disagree with your argumentation. The swept wings and the forward cockpit are clearly more advanced design features than are obvious in the Yaks. For simplicity of development and ease of manufacture Russian engineers advanced existing technology instead of risking completely new airframes at that time (1946!). The belly engine installation, however, is quite unique and seems to be influenced by the P.1101. Let's not forget that the Soviets, even if they didn't get hold of a prototype, 'captured' many German aeronautical engineers that helped design their early jets. Cheers, Michael
  8. Actually not the only one, J-W. There was the Russian Yak 15 / 17 /23 series based on the P.1101 lay-out, and they were operational fighters! Cheers, Michael
  9. Nice ‘What-if‘ build and a fantastic story. The Mitsubishi Ki-90 was actually a paper project for a bomber. Funny idea, that!
  10. Another great success, Russ. I like the model in its simple cream-coloured guise and the 'live' pictures. Cheers, Michael
  11. Well done! You made a simple model look great.
  12. Excellent model throughout! And very nice photography.
  13. Thanks David and Tony. I wish too that I would have preserved more of my early models. Too many have gone because they took up space and seemed inadequate!
  14. That's a very nice idea. Thank you. I'm not sure though if I still remember all the squadron numbers and will find the correct WWI crests.
  15. I recovered these Great War relics from the attic. This was my second approach to WWI modelling with slightly better skills than on my first round in 1968, and my earliest attempt at rigging. British biplanes offer ample opportunity for becoming entangled in filament! A rigging diagram made it easier: Nowadays these creations look dreadful to me ... but they evoke warm memories. Thank you for your gracious attention. Michael Click picture to view one of my more recent models:
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